Neb. Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto, End Death Penalty
On Tuesday, Nebraska became the first Republican-controlled state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty.By Leah Becerra, Jay Strubberg | May 27, 2015
Nebraska has become the first Republican-controlled state in more than four decades to abolish the death penalty.
On Tuesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts preemptively signed a veto letter in an attempt to keep capital punishment in place in Nebraska. (Video via KOLN)
But state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle voted 30-19 to override that veto Wednesday. Thirty was the number needed to repeal it. (Video via KLKN)